Decatur Central High School

  • Decatur Central High School serves 1,767 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 26% (which is lower than the Indiana state average of 54%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 44% (which is lower than the Indiana state average of 63%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 19:1 is higher than the Indiana state level of 17:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 27% of the student body (majority Black), which is lower than the Indiana state average of 31%.

Top Placements

Decatur Central High School places among the top 20% of public schools in Indiana for:

School Overview

  • Decatur Central High School's student population of 1,767 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 91 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students1,767 students
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Total Classroom Teachers91 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Decatur Central High School's student:teacher ratio of 19:1 has decreased from 20:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Decatur Central High School is 0.44, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.29. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (IN)
Overall School Rank#1602 out of 1,767 schools
(Bottom 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
26%
54%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
44%
63%
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Student : Teacher Ratio19:117:1
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Asian
n/a
2%
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Hispanic
11%
12%
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Black
12%
12%
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White
73%
69%
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Two or more races
4%
5%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Decatur Central High School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in IN.
Diversity Score0.440.29
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Graduation Rate
91%
82%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
51%
40%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
9%
8%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Decatur Central High School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Indiana by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameM S D Decatur Township School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, IN Dept. of Education

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